About Us

Established in 1983, Old Mill Brewery is a small independent family owned brewery, housed in an 18th century former corn mill and maltings at Snaith in East Yorkshire. It is equipped with a highly specified, modern brewing plant, Old Mill Brewery has retraced the footsteps of the traditional regional brewer.

Dedicated to producing a range of quality 'real ales', not only for the local market, but for a national audience too, the company with 150 years combined experience in brewing is recognized as one of the leading lights of the recent revival of the brewing art.

Old Mill Brewery is an experienced operator with a reputation for consistency and quality throughout it's comprehensive product range. The company is keen to anticipate customer demand in today's dynamic market place, determined to delight customers nationwide.

Buy A Barrel Of Beer!

Having a party or celebration then why not buy a barrel of Old Mill Brewery Yorkshire Ale and enjoy a proper pint at home!

There are 6 ales to choose from all year round and one seasonal variety depending on the month (please check 'Our Beers' page for listings). Available in both 4.5 and 9 gallon barrels* and hand pull hire also available it's never been easier to bring the pub into your home.

For a small charge we recommend, when ordering you request your beer to be re-racked as this will remove any sediment, it doesn't require a period for settling and can be drunk straight away. It should be kept at cellar temperature (8 to 10c or 50F) and should be drunk within 10 days of receipt. If you decide to have your barrel delivered without being re-racked then it will need at least 24 hours to settle and must not be moved or nudged until finished or your beer will appear cloudy and the sediment may not re-settle.

Meet The Brewer


As a local lad, born and bred in the next village who better to uphold the tag-line 'Brewed in Yorkshire and Proud of it' at Old Mill Brewery then Simon Lewis. Head Brewer Simon, who gained his degree from renowned University Heriot Watt of Edinburgh in Brewing and Distilling, went on to work at Chase Distillery in Hereford working in the distilling and production department.

He then had short stints brewing at Kelham Island and Welbeck before moving on to gain a year's worth of brewing experience at York. He finally took over at Old Mill Brewery from thrice retired Head Brewer Paul Simpson and firmly has his feet under the table. He manages a small but dedicated team of staff and has produced some outstanding real ales, all to his own recipe as well maintaining the very high standards expected at the well-established.

As well as playing rugby in his spare time Simon also enjoys travelling around the country sampling real ales and gathering inspiration for his next unique brew. "Even though we have an award winning core range and 12 seasonal ales we're often asked to create brand new ales for special occasions. Earlier in the year we created a very special one for the Carmaby Airfield Memorial Charity. It's called F.I.D.O. in tribute to the fog dispersal operations that ran at Carnaby and I decided upon a light bitter with a hint of smoke and fire. I was really excited about this one as we've never used peat smoked malt before and we all enjoyed sampling the result!" says Simon. F.I.D.O. has been flying out since its launch at the Ferns Farm Hotel, Carnaby with Old Mill Brewery generously donating 5p for every pint to their charity.

Whilst celebrating 30 years brewing award-winning Yorkshire Ales last year, Old Mill Brewery ran a competition to 'Name a Beer for Next Year'. The winner John Lucas chose 'Yorkshire Pearl' which was very apt to their celebration and also fitted into a gap in their range, being a strong pale ale which hadn't previously been brewed. The ABV is 4.4% and John also chose a light, smooth tasting ale which has been brewed with Pearl malt and Perle hops to give a well-balanced spicy, zesty palate.


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